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Missing The Wimbledon Queue? Join The Hordes At Tesco Instead

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Strawberries lavishly served with cream, corduroy trousers and boat jackets, the finest demi bottles of champagne at the most inflated prices... Wimbledon should be well underway by now, but thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, SW19′s prestigious courts are shuttered for the summer.

And the thing that Wimbledon fans are missing the most – aside from serving their boldest sartorial choices court side – is that famous entry queue, where tennis obsessives compete for their chance to bag a ticket to the top courts.


  • ‘Queues Within Queues’: The Line For Wimbledon Tickets Is The Most British Thing Ever

So entrenched is queueing etiquette in the culture of the Championships that a ‘Guide to Queueing’ is actually handed out to these ticket hopefuls each year as they wind around Wimbledon Park – which either epitomises British wit or is a sobering reminder that we all need to take ourselves a bit less seriously.

Some tennis fans are feeling nostalgic enough to share memories of their time in line, online – pictures of them either crammed into tents overnight or arriving, full of hope, just as dawn breaks on SW19.

Memory from June 28th! Waiting in the famous “queue” for Wimbledon 2015.
I was there in line at 5 am! But there........

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